Sunday, February 13, 2011

Games to grow with

Like most homeschoolers, we make the most of every chance we have for learning... and games are no exceptions! Stephanie over at Ordinary Life Magic is hosting a giveaway of  one of their favorite games!! So, to join in on the fun (and to get an extra entry!) we are sharing our favorite games with you! I don't know about you, but I am always hesitant spending big bucks on a game for fear that it will be a real dudd so this idea is great for finding games that real families love!!! Won't you join us?

1. Walk The Dogs is by far the most expensive game I've ever bought. Actually I think I earned it by having a party (which I highly recommend- the benifits are amazing!) but this game is also by far our VERY FAVORITE game. It is our go-to game when people come to visit and we have given this game as a gift and gotten great feedback every single time! It is fun to play as a family and can be adjusted for any age involved. Our three year old likes to simply collect the dogs while our 6 year old is getting more into the strategy of it... and my hubby and I really get into stealing dogs.... just watch out for the dog catcher! :)

2. Lunchmunch would be a close to tie with Walk the Dogs. I happened onto this game on clearance one year for just a couple dollars and bought them up for gifts to stash in my closet. WhenI got down to one game left, I figured I should keep one for us and boy am I glad I did!! This game is great for little ones learing matching skills but i fun for older kids and adults (we've been known to play a more competitive game after the girls are in bed!) too! Great for quick action and thinking things out.

3. Dog Bingo

4. Sorry

5. Clothespins Game

10. Mancala is a new favorite, having just bought it in a thrift store last week! My husband and I started off plying it and loved it! (Which is saying alot coming from him) and then I started playing it with my 6 year old and she is obcessed with it! :)


CrookedMoonMama said...

Oh, we love Mancala over here too. :)

Cindy said...

Mancala is a favorite at our house also.

Hallie, please contact me at For One Another blog as you are the winner of the PetCakes giveaway. You left your blog address without an email contact. If I don't hear back from you by tomorrow, I will have to chose someone else!

ecoMILF said...

love these ideas. thank you. xo m.